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How do you Twitter: Paul Boag?

Every day for the next week or so I will be interviewing a variety of marketers, advertisers, bloggers, SEO consultants, businesses, artists and Internet gurus on the latest micro blogging sensation to hit the interwebs, Twitter.

Paul Boag, podcaster at Boagworld and creative director of Headscape, kindly gave me his thoughts on using Twitter and how social media is evolving.


Will we still be tweeting in 5 years time?


5 years is a long time on the web. I would say certainly not although I am sure we will be doing similar things


What’s your thoughts on people who protect their updates?


That is entirely up to them. In some cases they need to if they don’t want certain people (e.g. the boss or the client) to see them. However, generally it feels a little bit of a waste of the potential of twitter.


How do you decide who to follow?


I only follow people I have met or people I really admire.


When people ask you ‘Where were you when Obama was elected?’, will your answer be ‘On Twitter’?


Nope. It will be at the FOWD after party in New York and then in Time square. That sounds much cooler and its true!


Are we losing our ‘real life’ social skills because of the increase in social media tools?


Not at all. In fact I think the opposite is true. Now when I meet people in the flesh I have something to talk to them about because I know more about their daily lives.


Who would you recommend following?


My two favourites are hotdogsladies (Merlin Mann) and StephenFry. They both post excellent stuff that is genuinely interesting and funny.

Thanks!

Thanks Paul! Make sure and follow @boagworld on Twitter everyone, definitely worth it :)

Check back tomorrow when I will be picking the brain of Internet marketer and PR guru NewspaperGirl.

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